NRG Careers


Date Posted: May 15, 2020

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: NRG

Job Description

As an NRG employee, we encourage you to think creatively and proactively about your career choices.  Our work environment is dynamic and the career opportunities across our businesses offer variety and challenge.  Providing career growth to our own employees is critical to our ongoing success--take charge of your career goals and empower your future!



  • Lead and perform complex audits by documenting and establishing audit objectives, recognizing and addressing key risks and controls, developing timetables and schedules, and creating insightful audit programs.
  • Plan work programs and assign work to less technical/experienced team members, reviewing workpapers, observations, recommendations and reports.
  • Complete audit work papers and memoranda by documenting audit tests and findings, root cause analyses and recommendations.
  • Support external auditors by coordinating information requirements and participating on selected audits led by the external auditor.
  • Provide support on issues relating to Sarbanes-Oxley, internal controls evaluation, remediation assistance, and other compliance areas, as requested.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of training and testing programs in areas such as risk, ethics and anti-fraud.
  • Conduct audit walkthroughs and detailed evidential control tests; evaluate and summarize audit results; complete audit documentation.
  • Effectively and concisely communicate audit results and value-added recommendations to the business and Internal Audit management.
  • Support and lead co-sourcing projects by coordinating information requirements and managing external auditors.
  • Assist department with execution and management of data analytics, post audit surveys, continuous improvement of department templates and documentation.


Working Conditions:

  • Open office environment.
  • Some overtime required as special projects arise.


Minimum Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required, with accounting, finance or business degree.
  • Minimum four to five years of Internal Audit experience.
  • Must have working knowledge of internal control requirements, operational and financial activities, and generally accepted accounting principles and accounting processes.


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Certifications preferred in one or more of the following: CPA, CIA, CISA, CMA, CFA, etc.
  • Master's Degree in Business (MBA), Audit, Finance, Accounting or applicable field.
  • Experience working within a COSO / risk based framework preferred.
  • Experience in the energy industry and with Sarbanes-Oxley preferred.


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Experience in TeamMate, IDEA, SAP or AuditBoard SOX tool.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with representatives from other departments and functions is required, as well as work with teams cross-functionally.
  • Natural curiosity and ability to probe into the depths of processes to detect control and audit matters.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to consider / develop alternative solutions, and “think outside of the box.”
  • Ability to work through and interpret minimal instruction.
  • Excellent communication skills, including listening and the ability to communicate with all levels of clients in both verbal and written form.
  • Proven ability to handle confidential and sensitive matters.
  • Demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Demonstrates ability to handle multiple assigments, meet deadlines and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to travel up to 30 percent of the time to both domestic and international (limited, but potential) field locations.
  • Motivated to work independently and complete responsibilities with little supervision, yet work well and promote team oriented culture. 
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Demonstrated high degree of ethics and strong sense of business judgment, and able to operate within NRG’s published core values.


NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace.  To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability  Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.  Official description on file with Human Resources.

Nearest Major Market: Houston